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The essence of community hospitals

The essence of community hospitals
Description
The statement from Simon Stevens about the role of small hospitals in the NHS is welcome, and unexpected. Those communities who are actively campaigning to keep their valued local hospitals are stopped in their tracks. Can this be right – does the NHS have room now for community hospitals as part of its infrastructure? A clear message from the CEO of the NHS would suggest so.
Date:
Thursday 10th July 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Men, masculinity and mental health: Changing the discourse

Description
In Men's Health Week (June 9th- 15th) the Men's Health Forum are spearheading the campaign to improve men's wellbeing with a focus on work, stress and unemployment including interventions within the workplace.
Date:
Wednesday 11th June 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The revolving door turns once more

The revolving door turns once more
Description
In our latest Viewpoint Piece HSMC's Mark Exworthy looks at the debate surrounding national and local approaches to running the English health system.
Date:
Monday 9th June 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Tough choices and new opportunities in a cold fiscal climate

Tough choices and new opportunities in a cold fiscal climate
Description
To coincide with the publication of the latest HSMC newsletter the editors Iestyn Williams and Jenny Harlock reflect on how the NHS is coping with the challenges brought by austerity.
Date:
Monday 19th May 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Two cents worth?

Two cents worth?
Description
Fate over the last month has transpired to bring into sharper relief the issue of how the NHS (in England) has become more exposed to and influenced by international trends in health policy and management.
Date:
Monday 19th May 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Alcoholism: Heartsink or microcosm?

Alcoholism: Heartsink or microcosm?
Description
Few GPs get excited by seeing known alcoholics walk into their surgery; they are the classic 'heartsink' patients, with a host of problems, often insoluble.
Date:
Monday 19th May 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

International Nurses' Day

International Nurses' Day
Description
Recently it was International Nurses' day - a day when nurses across the world celebrate and reflect on nursing through a variety of ways. I wanted to add my reflections to this, in part generated from a small comment made by Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England in his inaugural speech last month (link below). He mentioned the need for "more professional authority for nurses and midwives" – but does this matter?
Date:
Monday 19th May 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Sandwell Public Health - My life course

Sandwell Public Health - My life course
Description
John Middleton, the longest serving Director of Public Health until his retirement earlier this year, reflects on his career.
Date:
Monday 19th May 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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